• Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Isolating Gaza from the World: Humanitarian Implications of Israel’s Seizure of Rafah

    Jun 6, 2024Yara M. Asi

    Prior to the fall of 2023, Rafah was a relatively unknown city in the already poorly understood Gaza Strip, especially to much of the world outside of the Midd…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Seven Months of War on Gaza, Israel Is in International Distress

    May 17, 2024Mtanes Shihadeh

    The Israeli government has described the war on Gaza since last October as an “existential war and a second war of independence.” Israel’s official and public …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Is International Law Still Relevant after the Carnage in Gaza?

    Apr 23, 2024Susan Akram John Quigley

    According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the death toll in Gaza by Israel’s onslaught has passed 34,000 Palestinians, …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelMedia and Technology

    The Dozen Ds That Drive Israel’s Propaganda 

    Apr 17, 2024Rami G. Khouri

    The past six months of Israeli-Palestinian warfare have witnessed levels of military ferocity, human suffering, societal destruction, and mass political activi…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Canada’s Symbolic Move on Arms to Israel

    Apr 17, 2024Muhannad Ayyash

    On March 18, the Canadian House of Commons passed, by a vote of 204-117, a non-binding motion calling on the federal government to “cease the further authoriza…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Six Months of Carnage in Gaza

    Six months of the devastating Israeli war on the Gaza Strip have caused the death and injury of more than a hundred thousand Palestinians, spread starvation an…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Once Again, Germany Is on the Wrong Side of History

    Apr 9, 2024Salim Cevik

    Since the onset of Israel's war on Gaza, Germany has emerged as one of its most steadfast allies, along with the United States. This alignment is not surprisin…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    “Heartbreak and Heartlessness” in Gaza: Crisis in International Humanitarian Aid

    Mar 28, 2024Yara M. Asi

    In March 2024, after months of watching and funding the active destruction of Gaza’s infrastructure and the degradation of its population, the global powers st…

  • Research Paper
    Palestine/IsraelMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    The Gaza War Is a Chapter in the Displacement of the Palestinian People

    Mar 26, 2024Mahmoud Muhareb

    Israel took advantage of October 7, 2023, to launch a war of extermination against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. It announced that its goal in the …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    Israeli Non-Compliance with ICJ Provisional Orders

    Mar 20, 2024Jonathan Kuttab

    On January 26, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) indicated preliminary measures in  the case brought against Israel by South Africa under the Genocide C…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelEducation and Development

    Israel’s War on the Education Sector in the Gaza Strip 

    Mar 20, 2024Nour Naim

    Palestinians’ experience with displacement, asylum, and dispossession since the Nakba in 1948 sparked what can be described as an educational revolution, leadi…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelDemocracy and Governance

    Elections in Israel: Possible Scenarios and Outcomes

    Feb 16, 2024Mohanad Mustafa

    With the outbreak of the war on Gaza, there was a consensus in Israel that war was an exceptional emergency in which politics was neutralized, that unity was a…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    The Biden Administration’s Confused Response to Israel’s Rafah Operation

    Feb 15, 2024Hanna Alshaikh

    At the center of US coverage of the Israeli war on Gaza in recent days is the rift between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Unprecedented Internal Displacement in Gaza

    Feb 14, 2024Kelsey Norman

    Conflicts always produce more internally displaced individuals than refugees. While there are approximately 32 million refugees worldwide, the number of intern…

  • Policy Analysis
    EgyptConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Egypt, the Gaza War, and Fears of Another Nakba

    Feb 7, 2024Charles W. Dunne

    Like most Arab countries, Egypt was stunned by the conflagration ignited by last October’s Hamas attack inside southern Israel and subsequent Israeli onslaught…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelMedia and Technology

    Gaza as Ground Zero for Israel’s Border Technology

    Feb 1, 2024Heba Gowayed

    More than a node in a global system of border apartheid, Gaza has become ground zero for Israel’s carceral and military technology that is marketed to other st…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Occupied West Bank Since October 7: Movement Restrictions and Collective Punishment

    Jan 26, 2024Yara M. Asi

    In August 2023, Itamar Ben-Gvir—not just any government minister, but Israel’s Minister of National Security—told an interviewer that “my right, the right of m…

  • Viewpoint
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Continuing Skirmishes but No Hezbollah-Israel War

    Jan 25, 2024Imad K. Harb

    Daily and intense skirmishes between Israeli forces and Hezbollah and its allies across the Blue Line—in reference to the border drawn by the United Nations fo…

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Arouri’s Assassination Will Achieve Nothing

    Jan 3, 2024Imad K. Harb

    In its pursuit of Hamas leaders, an Israeli drone has assassinated Saleh al-Arouri, the Deputy Chairman of Hamas’s Political Bureau, a senior official in the o…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    The Case for Prosecuting Israel for Genocide in Gaza

    Dec 14, 2023Jonathan Kuttab

    The current Israeli war on Gaza has given rise to questions about whether it is possible to invoke the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Criminal Injustice in the “Court of Occupation”: Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails

    Dec 13, 2023Yara M. Asi

    Ahed Tamimi was just 16 when she was first arrested by Israel, after kicking and shoving two Israeli soldiers who raided her village in the occupied West Bank …

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    Palestinians Are Denied Humanity, Even after Death

    Oct 30, 2023Yara M. Asi

    On October 25, 2023, US President Joe Biden made the stunning and unprecedented statement that he had “no confidence in the number that the Palestinians are us…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    “An Open-Air Graveyard”: The Unfolding Health Catastrophe in the Gaza Strip

    Oct 27, 2023Yara M. Asi

    It is impossible to count the number of reports, studies, press releases, and statements that have reported the unbearable conditions of life for Palestinians …

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Israel, Gaza, and the Laws of War

    Oct 27, 2023Jonathan Kuttab

    Addressing his troops as they amass to attack the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant publicly announced that the new Israeli war cabinet, wh…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Preliminary Fallout of the War on Gaza

    Oct 26, 2023Mada al-Carmel

    On the morning of Saturday, October 7, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched a surprise attack on Israel, targeting a string of military and civilia…

  • Viewpoint
    Palestine/IsraelMedia and Technology

    Disinformation and Hate Speech on Social Media Contribute to Inciting War Crimes Against Gaza

    Oct 13, 2023Tamara Kharroub

    During major events like violent conflict, there is a vacuum of verified and accurate information, as well as high interest and emotions. As the fog of war and…